NORMAN, Okla. – The No. 18 Iowa State wrestling team (7-4, 4-1 Big 12) went into Norman on Sunday afternoon and came away with a 22-14 victory over Oklahoma (3-6, 1-5 Big 12). The Cyclones took six out of the 10 bouts, including major decision wins from Alex Mackall, Chase Straw, Marcus Coleman and Gannon Gremmel.
How It Happened
At 125 pounds, No. 8 Mackall got the dual rolling for the Cardinal and Gold. He squared up with OU's Christian Moody in the opening match. Mackall recorded a 14-4 major decision over the Sooner that included an eight point third period, aided by two takedowns, a two-point nearfall, escape and a point for riding time.
The Cyclones dropped a pair of close decisions at 133 and 141 pounds before No. 7 Jarrett Degen put ISU back on track.
Degen tallied three takedowns, a pair of escapes and added a point for riding time to oust Jacob Butler by 9-4 decision. Oklahoma got a pin at 157 pounds, and the sooners held a 12-7 advantage at the intermission.
Out of the break, Straw recorded the first of four ISU victories in the back-half of the dual. Straw scored on three takedowns, a two-point nearfall, an escape and added a point for riding time in an 11-1 major decision over Elijah Joseph.
The turning point in the dual was the bout at 174 pounds. No. 21 Sam Colbray strapped it up with No. 10 Anthony Mantanona. Colbray struck first, recording the first takedown of the match, and held a 2-1 lead through one period. Mantanona tied the match at 2-2 in the second period, and that's where the score stood heading to the third period.
In the third, Colbray took a 3-2 lead on an escape. He then took Mantanona down, but the Sooner was able to escape to make it 5-3. Mantanona sent the match to sudden victory with a takedown at the buzzer. In the overtime period, Colbray notched the winning takedown, securing a 7-5 victory.
No. 24 Coleman took that momentum into the 184-pound match. He scored on three takedowns, a pair of two-point nearfalls, an escape and riding time to lock in a 12-4 major decision against Darrien Roberts.
No. 12 Gremmel sealed the dual for the Cyclones. He amassed five takedowns and pushed the pace in the final match of the night, forcing three stalling calls against Josiah Jones. With a point for riding time, Gremmel won by 14-3 major decision over Jones.
Iowa State returns home for a pair of duals in Hilton Coliseum next weekend. The Cyclones will take on West Virginia at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, followed by UNI at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday's dual will be Senior Day with Iowa State honoring its graduating wrestlers. Both of the duals will be on Cyclones.TV and FloWrestling.
125: Alex Mackall (ISU) maj. dec. Christian Moody (OU), 14-4.
133: Anthony Madrigal (OU) dec. Todd Small (ISU), 8-6.
141: Dom Demas (OU) dec. Ian Parker (ISU), 3-1 (SV1).
149: Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec. Jacob Butler (OU), 9-4.
157: Justin Thomas (OU) pinned Grant Stotts (ISU), 4:21.
165: Chase Straw (ISU) maj. dec. Elijah Joseph (OU), 11-1.
174: Sam Colbray (ISU) dec. Anthony Mantanona (OU), 7-5 (SV1).*
184: Marcus Coleman (ISU) maj. dec. Darrien Roberts (OU), 12-4.
197: Jake Woodley (OU) dec. Joel Shapiro (ISU), 7-3.
285: Gannon Gremmel (ISU) maj. dec. Josiah Jones (OU), 14-3.